Jeff Hanson-Escape to Bermuda

Jeff Hanson – A Better World One Painting at a Time

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller Every act of kindness helps create kinder communities, more compassionate nations and a better world for all … even one painting at a time.  Jeffrey Hanson Jeffrey Owen Hanson is a celebrity in philanthropy circles. By his 20th birthday in 2013 he had generated $1 million for various charities from the sale […]

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Dr Temple Grandin

Autistic: Differently Abled With Gifts to Contribute

On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable. (1 Corinthians 12:22) Children labeled autistic don’t fit the mold of what peers and society considers ‘normal.’ Other children often ridicule, bully, and isolate them because they are  ‘different.’  Yet these children often possess unique skills. They make significant contributions to society when encouraged and nurtured. Such people sometimes exhibit an extreme fixation on one thing, to the exclusion of […]

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Valentine's Day

History of Valentine’s Day

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz We’ve barely lugged all the holiday trappings back to wherever they were before Thanksgiving. Now we’re surrounded with reminders to get something (preferably something chocolate) for Valentine’s Day. How did a Christian martyr from the 3rd Century end up being used to market flowers, candy, romance-themed movies and cards? There are several St. Valentine’s for whom this annual shop-for-your-sweetheart-or-wish-you-had […]

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George and Elizabeth Ross

Yet Another Book About the Mayflower?

For the past two years I’ve been researching what led the passengers of the Mayflower to get on that small, wooden ship and sail away to a place they’d never been. I learned how their story is interwoven with political events of the era such as the beheading of Mary Queen of Scots and King Henry VIII’s dramatic act of rebellion against the Holy Roman Catholic Church. Much to my chagrin and regret, I learned […]

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Elaine Scott

My Writing Story – Houston Author Elaine Scott

I met Elaine Scott through my husband. They both teach Adult Sunday School classes at church. Elaine is a well-established professional author with over thirty traditionally published books to her credit. Her story demonstrates how becoming a successful author is often a combination of talent, persistence, and serendipitous opportunities. How did you get started in writing?  I was a full time homemaker, raising two young daughters. When I was young (in the 50’s) women had […]

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